One of nine broadsides attributed to Sinclair Tousey and W.O. Bourne in NUC pre-1956, and assigned the collective title "Draft riots of 1863 of New York City; 9 handbills such as were handed about the city to allay the excitement." Two of them have the imprint "Sold by Sinclair Tousey, 121 Nassau St. ...", Signed: A Democratic workingman. New York, Aug. 29, 1863., Printed area measures: 43.7 x 25.3 cm., Purchased with funds from the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation., Digitized by Alexander Street Press for Images of the American Civil War., Lib. Company. Annual Report, 2008, p. 49-50.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Books & Other Texts | Rare # Am 1863 Demo 11419.F
Cartoon reflecting the fear among Northern white workers of job competition with free African Americans. Depicts African American men bricklayers, portrayed in racist caricature and speaking in vernacular, on a construction site giving orders to white laborers in a reversal of roles. The laborers work on a large multi-storied brick building fronted by scaffolding and a ladder. The African American supervisors hold trowels and stand at the top of the scaffolding. They hurl orders and abuse at white workers exclaiming: "Bring up the mortar you white rascals" and "You bog-trotters, come along with them bricks." An African American man standing on the ground, attired as a dandy, exclaims, "White man hurry up them bricks." A white man climbs the ladder and two white men work on the ground shoveling and picking up bricks. Another white man stands and says, "Sambo hurry up the white laborers.", Title from item., Date inferred from content., Originally part of American political caricatures, likely a scrapbook, accessioned 1899. Collection primarily comprised of gifts from Samuel Breck, John A. McAllister, and James Rush., RVCDC, Description revised 2021., Access points revised 2021., Part of digital collections catalog through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, 2013-2014.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department *Political Cartoons - 1835 - Res [5780.F.1]